(born 15 October 1969 in Burnie, Tasmania
, Australia) is a former opening batsman cricketer
, who played for the Tasmanian Tigers
in Australia's domestic competitions.
He previously played county cricket
in England where he captained Somerset
. Since November 2006 he has been a member of Cricket Australia
's National Selection Committee. He is currently the Director of Cricket at the South Australian Cricket Association
Jamie Cox was born in Burnie in Tasmania on 15 October 1969 and from a young age was breaking batting records. In high school, he broke the all-schools batting record for Australian school cricket, previously held by Bill Lawry
. He made his first grade debut for Burnie as a 15 year old in 1984.
As a young player, Cox played Australian rules football
for local side Wynyard
, before being drafted to the Victorian Football League
's Essendon Football Club
. However, Cox never played a senior game with the Bombers, instead focusing on cricket.
In first grade cricket, Cox, with partner Dene Hills
broke the Tasmanian first grade partnership record in his first season, and was immediately elevated to first-class cricket before his 18th birthday, in 1987.
Cox was expected to go from there to play for Australia and to captain Australia in Test cricket, however in Cox's first 5 seasons, in spite of mostly batting with Hills,... Read More